Returning Quotes

Quotes tagged as "returning" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Dejan Stojanovic
“I visited many places,
Some of them quite
Exotic and far away,
But I always returned to myself.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Sanober  Khan
“for we all have
our own

and mists
and abysses

to return to.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

Kimberly Novosel
“Even though I always came back, he said he was always watching me leave.”
Kimberly Novosel, Loved

Dejan Stojanovic
“We hear only our own voices, still echoes returning to our emptiness.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Maureen Johnson
“Maybe this was what Aunt Peg meant all along - returning was a weird thing. You can never visit the same place twice. Each time, it's a different story. By the very act of coming back, you wipe our what came before.”
Maureen Johnson, The Last Little Blue Envelope

Israelmore Ayivor
“Avoid hating people because you might have destroyed the bridge you have just used to cross the river; you'll need that bridge to cross again when returning!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Dejan Stojanovic
“In the end, the world returns to a grain.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Munia Khan
“Facing a language you don't know is like returning to your infancy when your mother tongue used to be a foreign language to you”
Munia Khan

John Daniel Thieme
“. . . This
is not the same river at my fingertips.
There are no paths, no sunken roads
familiar in the forest, by which we can
retrace our steps,
by which we can escape
by which we can reclaim and return,
or hear the child’s song running in the timothy . . .”
John Daniel Thieme, paulinskill hours and other poems

Neil Gaiman
“Will you go back?" asked the Lord of the Gallows. "To America?"
"Nothing to go back for," said Shadow, and as he said it he knew it was a lie.
"Things wait for you there," said the old man. "But they will wait until you return.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Israelmore Ayivor
“Connect with people who are going where you are going. Don’t hate people. The person you may need later may be likened to the bridge you have destroyed after crossing it. You’ll need that bridge when returning.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.
I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.
For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green.
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago, and people who will see a world that I shall never know.
But all the while I sit and think of times there were before, I listen for returning feet and voices at the door.
(Fellowship of the Ring, Book II, chpt 3)”
JRR Tolkien

Susan Cooper
“But a wild creature will always go back to the wild, in the end.”
Susan Cooper, The Selkie Girl

Dejan Stojanovic
“Absolute is a game with only one player where Absolute forgets itself so it would have a reason to fulfill the motion while returning.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Most of our fears are borrowed. Since that’s the case, we should get busy returning them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Rick Riordan
“It is your destiny to return to the world. Put an end to this madness of Gaea”
Rick Riordan

“How one can never truly leave. And never quite return. Do you understand?”
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Robert Penn Warren
“A man goes away from his home and it is in him to do it. He lies in strange beds in the dark, and the wind is different in the trees. He walks in the street and there are the faces in front of his eyes, but there are no names for the faces. the voices he hears are not the voices he carried away in his ears a long time back when he went away. The voices he hears are loud. they are so loud he does not hear for a long time at a stretch those voices he carried away in his ears. but there comes a minute when it is quiet and he can hear those voices he carried away in his ears a long time back. He can make out what they say, and they say: Come back. They say: Come back, boy. So he comes back.”
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men

Will Advise
“Whenever a river reaches the ocean, it waits to go back..”
Will Advise

David Peace
“I've seen it before. Been here before. Played or managed here, six or seven times in six or seven years. Always a visitor, always away.”
David Peace, The Damned Utd